Overall Record: 55-46
Last Round: 4-3
Highlanders vs Chiefs
The break should do wonders for the struggling Chiefs, and I see them bouncing back strongly against the Landers here.
Prediction: Chiefs by 8
Rebels vs Reds
Again considering the break factor, I see the Reds returning strongly after a tough season and doing just enough for the win.
Prediction: Reds by 7
Hurricanes vs Crusaders
Canes were great leading up to the break, but the loss in momentum is going to hurt them here as this strong Crusaders outfit will know this is a huge game for them.
Prediction: Crusaders by 10
Waratahs vs Brumbies
Many will be backing the Tahs in this one, but I reckon the break is going to help the Brumbies just enough to sneak a win here.
Prediction: Brumbies by 9
Force vs Blues
Can the Force possibly be as good as they were before the break? I don’t think so, so I am backing the Blues to take this one.
Prediction: Blues by 6
All South African teams are skipping this week.